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Japanese engineer over clocks Athlon 500 to 650MHz

He got his drill out and off his golden fingers went

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A Japanese site is claiming that it has succeeded in clocking an AMD Athlon 500 to 650MHz. Over here is an explanation, in Japanese, of how he achieved the speeds, together with some tables of results. (The tables are in English). According to Daiki, this site is not the first to achieve an overclock. He says the first to win this distinction is the oddly named Tomato site, which clocked a 500MHz chip to 550MHz. That, he says was followed by the also oddly named Bunny's Workshop, which managed to clock a 600MHz part to 650MHz. Our Lernout & Hauspie machine software puffed and blew a bit over the technical terms, but it seems that to achieve the overclock, the engineer fiddled around the Athlon's so called "golden fingers" and even got his drill out. He appears to have changed a set of resistors on the microprocessor. The so-called "golden fingers" are a couple of contacts on the microprocessor which allow for overclocking. Third parties are expected to announce gizmos for this purpose very soon. If you have a K7 Athlon, we recommend you do not try this at home. ®

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